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Medicine Card Workshop


Join Squamish First Nation artist Melanie Rivers, Tiyaltelwet, in an expressive, culturally enriching art workshop for those with a mindful, creative outlook and an interest in learning.

Medicine Cards are personal expressive artifacts that help people heal and build self-esteem through a creative process. This workshop is for those who want to enjoy a creative activity while engaging in conversation about finding more balance in their lives. Melanie Rivers will lead you through steps to create your own personalized set of Medicine Cards. She will additionally share wellness teachings from her Squamish culture.

This workshop is open to all levels of artistic creativity. Participants will assemble collage elements with words and acrylic paint on wooden cards. Relax and enjoy yourself in this welcoming workshop held in a friendly, scenic environment. All participants will leave with their own personal set of Medicine Cards and a modest carrying pouch. Medicine cards serve as a reminder to help individuals bring more of what they want from and in their daily lives.

Date: Sunday, July 7, 2019

Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Admission: $60 General Admission, *$50 MOV Members.

Spaces are limited. Register early.

*MOV members, please be prepared to show your valid identification along with your ticket at the door.

This event has sold out.

Workshop ticket includes FREE admission to our feature exhibitions There is Truth Here: Creativity and Resilience in Children’s Art from Indian Residential and Day Schools, Wild Things: The Power of Nature in our Lives, Haida Now and c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city (reg. $19). Consider arriving early with your event ticket to view exhibits.


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Melanie Rivers, Tiyaltelwet

Mixed Media Artist & Expressive Arts Facilitator

Melanie is proudly from the Squamish First Nation and draws from her traditional ancestry and teachings in both her art and workshops. Melanie helps people build joyful and self-compassionate art practices, teaching online classes to people around the world. She believes that art has many medicines to share with us - stillness, joy, connection - and by building a self-compassionate art practice, we can experience these medicines on a regular basis.


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